Drawing inspiration from acts like Coldplay, Oasis, Jon Hopkins, Olafur Arnalds and The National, Kindred Connection is an intriguing duo from Italy. Meeting at university, Gabriele (vocalist, guitar and piano) and Mattia (producer, guitars, synths and drums) melded their diverse musical preferences to form a unique sound. Featured on Less Than 1000 Followers, Roadie Music, The Further, IndieTop39 and many more platforms, Kindred Connection (KC) is turning heads on an international level. The latest addition to their well-received discography is the single ‘Some Kind Of Dream’.
Inspired by the tale of a character in a book written (or rather writing) by Gabriele’s brother, ‘Some Kind of Dream’ touches on love, death and rebirth. KC note that songs are “an intimate moment that makes you want to look up at the sky and feel that every single thing in the world is connected”, and this union of emotions and experiences is superbly portrayed in the new single.
Following their soothing indie-rock single ‘What Have You Done’, ‘Some Kind of Dream’ is an intimate ballad filled with evocative instrumentation. Piano-driven, there is a softness to the melody with a simplistic acoustic design showing that bells and whistles are not needed for a song to be impactful. Melodic harmonies exist between the piano and, what I assume, string instruments (possibly a cello or violin) making the song send shivers down your spine.
In alignment with the soft single, Gabriele’s dulcet tones add heartfelt sincerity to the ballad. Rich and bold, but with hushed quality, ‘Some Kind of Dream’ melds warmth with an otherworldly cinematic ambience. Teetering on the cusp of listless haunting and sincere comfort, KC achieves a tender, moving and provocative sound. In other words, they reach into your soul, put your hair on end and leave you gasping for breath.
In addition to their single, Kindred Connection released an official lyrics video for ‘Some Kind Of Dream’. Soothing and easy on the eye, the video focuses on a sublime landscape placing lyrics atop the water as needed.